How To Claim Your Family’s MIA

How To Claim Your Family’s MIA As locating World War II MIAs makes national headlines, more people are eager to know how they can claim their family’s MIA.  BentProp has recently had the privilege of attending funerals for three WWII sailorsof World War II sailors, ARM2c Rybarczyk, AOM2C Sharninghouse,  and Lt. Punnell formerly listed as Missing In …

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Memorial Day Service Honors Lt. Thomas Kelly, WWII Bombardier

Memorial Day Service For Lt. Thomas Kelly A Memorial Day Service honoring Army 2nd Lt. Thomas Kelly, a World War II bombardier, was held in Livermore, California, on May 27th, 2018. BentProp and the Project Recover team members were honored to attend. The service was especially significant in light of  Project Recover’s discovery of Kelly’s …

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WWII Ordnanceman Sharninghouse Laid To Rest In Hometown

Navy Reserve Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Ora H. Sharninghouse was laid to rest in his hometown of  Findlay, Ohio, on April 6, 2018, 73 years after he’d been declared Missing In Action. His surviving sister attended, and 15 of his 16 nieces and nephews traveled from around the country to pay tribute to their uncle.

Arlington Funeral For Former MIA WWII Pilot Punnell

Military Honors For MIA WWII Pilot Navy Reserve Lt. William Q. Punnell, a former MIA WWII pilot, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery this May 2nd, 2018. Listed as MIA for 73 years, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Punnell will be buried with military honors. In 1944, Punnell was a F6F-3 Hellcat aviator …

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MIA For 73 Years, Sharninghouse Will Be Buried With Military Honors

Navy Reserve Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Ora H. Sharninghouse, Jr., 22, of McComb, Ohio, will be buried with military honors in his hometown of Findlay, Ohio, on April 7th, 2018. His burial, 73 years after being reported Missing In Action in World War II, represents closure at last for his family.

WWII MIA Avenger & Hellcat Crew Remains Recovered

WWII MIA Avenger & Hellcat crew remains recovered in Palau by DPAA recovery team February 23rd 2018, Palau. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) held a repatriation ceremony for WWII MIA Avenger & Hellcat Crew Remains Recovered in Palau from two WWII aircraft crash sites, based on discoveries by Project Recover. This closes years of unanswered questions …

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Using Technology for Search and Recovery of MIA

Project Recover members train on sonar equipment for this year’s busy mission schedule committed to using technology for search recovery of MIA. The small group headed to Florida for one on one training with the leading manufacture of underwater handheld devices just steps from the water. Team members used every day.